LaLiga: Girona ask to be reinstated into a 21-team LaLiga Santander
LaLiga Due to Real Valladolid match-fixing allegations
The reports of alleged match-fixing having taken place in Real Valladolid‘s final match of the 2018/19 LaLiga Santander season has led Girona to call for an inquiry to be launched into the Pucela’s actions and for the Catalan club to demand reinstatement in the top division while the matter is resolved.
Girona finished the season third bottom and were relegated, but Real Valladolid could be deducted six points if institutional irregularities are proven and this would save the Catalan team given that they finished just four points behind them.
According to El Mundo and Cadena SER, this has led Girona to ask for the 2019/20 LaLiga Santander season to be planned with 21 teams.
Nothing is likely to be solved quickly, though, and LaLiga are believed to have rejected the possibility of a 21-team league for this reason.